"With the launch of the all new TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, we have created an exciting product that will appeal to customers around the world", TVS Motor Company Joint Managing Director Sudarshan Venu said in a statement. The carb version with front and rear discs is positioned at Rs 84,490. TVS claims that the fuel injected RTR 160 can record a top-speed of 114km/h.
Prices for the RTR 160 start at Rs 81,490 (ex-Delhi) for carb-disc version, going up to Rs 89,990 for dual-disc and fuel injection.
The 2018 Apache RTR 160 also gets the RTR 200's monoshock unit which replaces the older bike's gas charged twin shock absorbers. TVS has now launched the new-generation Apache RTR 160 to compete Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CB Hornet and the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160. It is the most powerful 160cc motorcycle in India and embodies the latest racing technology with best-in-class performance.
With a fully-digital speedometer, the design of the new TVS Apache RTR 160 4V offers sleek styling along with the race-spec aspects of the INMRC race machine - RTR 165. Let's find out in this first look review of the 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.
The bike comes with a 159.7-cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve, oil-cooled engine with a top speed of 114 kmph. According to TVS, the new RTR 160 4V has a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio and is capable of doing a 0-60kmph sprint in just 4.73 seconds (carbureted version).
The side profile of the new Apache RTR 160 4V features side panels finished in silver colour with Apache branding.
The company says that the new Apache RTR 160 4V is born of 6 times Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship victor motorcycle and gets a race-derived "Synchro Stiff" chassis. The motorcycle boasts of a compact race design with chequered flag decals on the tank, a fitting homage to its winning streak on the race track. The sharp and edgy engine belly pan reflects the racing DNA of the Apache RTR 160 4V.